The eel-like kuhli loach and neon tetras, acclimating to the temperature in a plastic bag
Nothing weird about these fish, I just happen to be humming the Radiohead song of the same name (Weird Fishes).
On my way home today I stopped at an aquarium store and finally brought home the tiny denizens that will populate my tiny tank. I decided to go flashy and ended up with three neon tetras and a kuhli loach. The loach, as expected, disappeared immediately upon release into the tank, burying itself who knows where in the substrate. I brought home a tiny sword plant and java fern as well, and in a few weeks, after the tank has cycled through its current nitrogen load, perhaps I will add two more neons...and another cherry shrimp.
...or perhaps I will get that honey gourami...